Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Photos by Véronique da Silva

I am excited to share with you some of the Furochic photos from the new series taken by the lovely and very talented Véronique da Silva. The photos say it all so I will keep this post short. Check out Véronique's beautiful work at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The kids are back at school and I am marveling at how quiet my day is! I have finally been able to upload my new press to my website and what an exciting month it was! Thank you to all who wrote about Furochic and Wrapagami. Country Living asked me to enter a Gift Wrap Designer Challenge and they chose my Repurposed Wrap from Wrapagami (see photo). On December 23, I was interviewed live on Martha Stewart Living Radio which was very fun. Etsy wrote a fantastic article on Furochic and Wrapagami in their newsletter, The Storque. The comments from people at the end of the post are so nice to read. The Boston Herald wrote about Furochic the week before Christmas as a way to go green for the holidays. Babyvibe and Saavymom interviewed me as a mom entrepreneur. Thank you!

I am starting the new year with new images. Look out for a catchy, colourful and fun video to be launched on my home page soon. I filmed it yesterday at MBS Video Productions ( here in Victoria. On Thursday I will have the pleasure of working with Véronique da Silva ( who will photograph Furochic. Yeah!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

As we start this futuristic sounding year of 2010, I can't help but think that while we are moving foward at top speed with new technology and progress, we are also embracing the old fashioned, simple and smart ways of living. I feel proud to be a part of this movement with Furochic. Returning to the use of durable and reusable fabric versus disposable paper and plastic is exciting. Plus if you are a fabric junkie like me, it gives us an excuse to use fabric in our everyday lives.

I recently watched the movie Julie & Julia and loved it. Before seeing the movie I had put myself to a similar test of blogging everyday on 365 ways to use a square piece of fabric. Although I still entertain the idea, and admire Julie's determination and dedication, I have not been able to commit quite yet. I do hope though as the new year begins to offer a place for you to come and marvel at how versatile these square furoshiki cloths can be. As I teach more workshops on wrapping with fabric, I love to see what other people come up with that I had never thought of. If you are one of these inventive people, take a quick snapshot of your beautiful package as I will be starting monthly giveaways to those with the best ideas (more details to come at

I would like to send you a new years wish for joy and peace. May you find yourselves sharing laughter with friends and family, allowing your dreams to come true, believing in magic, reading a book, treating yourself in a spontaneous moment and counting your blessings.